This lake sits on the Bolivian border at an amazing altitude of 4,600 m (15,100 ft) above sea level. Volcán Parinacota, at 6,330 m (20,889 ft), casts its shadow onto the lake's glassy surface. Hundreds of flamingos make their home here. There is a CONAF-run office at Lago Chungará on the highway just before the lake.
From Ruta 11, turn north on Ruta A-123, Chile